Calling all CMM friends with XF and added google custom search on XF.. Now - I have choosen to create this thread in the Off Topic forum because this is a question about google custom search and don't relate to any issues with either cmm or xenforo.. Moved by @eva2000 - Some of it is on noob level and sorry for that. I know that @eva2000 has google custom search here on his XF site - do not know of other. First - a little explanation. So - I have a semi closed forum that requires login to access to full content. I do have public access to some thread and its content. I do not wish to monetize my site with google custom search - only after yet better search - perhaps give not logged in users access to that, so they can see what my site offer but not have access to before register and login. Question 1: If I install google custom search and make it access those closed areas, would I then later could find it on google with direct access to google.com or is google custom search for my site only? Question 2: As some of you know I got elasticsearch and the xf advanced search setup and installed. I do have very good search results within my XF forum. Would I gain any bonus by also offer google custom search? Question 3: Did you hand craft installed google custom search or did you use some XF add-on? Sorry for this long - thoughts I have - post about google custom search.. I sincerely hope some wish to get back with some insight on this matter.. Thanks in advance.